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Financial Management Expert (КЕ3)

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Ethiopia
Job Code: 5583


Project title: Technical Assistance Unit — Support to Criminal Justice Reform in Ethiopia


Brief description:

Ethiopia is currently engaged in sweeping reforms, including of the criminal justice sector. The subject of this contract is to establish, staff and implement a technical assistance unit to provide technical assistance to the implementation of the programme in support to criminal justice reform in Ethiopia. The programme is intended to run for 72 months from the date of entry into force of the financing agreement. The contractor will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and management of the programme, the management of a short-term expert facility, and is expected to provide a technical assistance team that will include a team leader/senior criminal justice reform expert; senior prosecutions and policing expert; senior monitoring and evaluation expert; financial management expert; and administrative support.


Commencement date of the project: September 2021


Duration of the assignment: Part time, approx . 500 working days /60 months



Qualifications and skills:

  • Degree in accounting, financial management, auditing, economics or related field.


General professional experience :

  • At least 8 years' experience in EC aid delivery methods and previous experience in implementation of EDF projects/programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience with and understanding of the practical guide on contract procedures for European Union external action (PRAG).
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity; interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Computer literacy, excellent report writing skills and ability to produce quality financial reports and related documents.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa is a requirement. Specific experience in Ethiopia would be considered an advantage.


Specific professional experience :

  • Previous experience as a financial manager and/or procurement officer of EU funded projects or programmes is required.
  • Previous experience in projects or programmes focused on criminal justice sector / judicial / police / prison reform will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in financial management capacity development (training, on-the-job support, guidance, hand-holding etc.).

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